Saturday, June 23, 2018

~Garden to Table Birthday Party & Craft~

I wanted to share photos of a
 ~Garden to Table Birthday Party~
 I hosted for my friend, Mary.
I had the party outside in our garden.
Rooster French Script plates were used from Williams Sonoma.
 I picked flowers and herbs for the tablesetting. 
Our friends Kim and David gave us the old barnwood,
 Stan made a beautiful farm table from it.
Fresh rosemary and cute little ceramic pigs added a nice touch.
I found pretty pillows at Kirklands Home Decor 
for the cottage bench.
Eucalyptus was used for the centerpiece.
I picked fresh flowers and herbs and used vintage mason jars.
I had cabbages inside old teapots and 
an old antique iron and vintage "Rival" Clothes Wringer 
displayed on the buffet.
A chalkboard in the kitchen read,
"Garden to Table"
A cupboard nook had more whimsical things for the Garden theme.
~Chilled Cosmopolitans~
Appetizers
Watermelon, feta cheese and balsamic vinegar topped with fresh mint.
Crostini with brie, apples from the garden & honey drizzled on top,
Gruyere cheese with mustard seed and fig butter and
nuts and olives.
Arugula salad with beets, goat cheese and candied walnuts.
~Butternut Squash & Zucchini Lasagna~
Homemade ricotta cheese,
spinach, mushrooms, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses.
I used the KitchenAid Vegetable Sheet Cutter Attachment. I bought it at Sur La Table. It creates sheets of zucchini and vegetables to make healthy versions of your favorite dishes!
It was delicious!
The Birthday Cake was a
~Lemon Pound Cake with Candied Bees~

Lavender shortbread cookies & chocolate bark with sea salt & almonds.
Vintage rooster cordial glasses were used with Tuaca,
 an Italian brandy.
 For the craft, I collected flowers from the garden, dried & pressed them weeks before the party.
The girls loved being creative making pressed flower designs in glass frames I found at Michaels craft store.  The second craft was decorating flameless LED vanilla scented candles I found at Walmart.
We used Mod Podge and glued the flowers onto the scented candles. They all turned out so pretty.


With the flowers,
 I also made handmade thank you cards for the girls. 
It was a fun 
"Garden to Table Birthday Party"
 for my friend, Mary!
(in the background, Me, Linda, Tami & Mary)
Yuri & Virginia

31 comments:

  1. Jody,
    What a creative, fun way to celebrate a friend's birthday! Your new/old table is gorgeous. I noticed the old wood immediately. Your photos of the table are professional and belong in another magazine feature. The food looks delicious. I could go on and on and on...

    Judith

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    1. Judith, you are too kind! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  2. Hi Jody, oh wow what a beautiful and elegant garden to table birthday party!! You did a great job. I love the handmade table you talented husband made!!! The table, flowers, and food and all fabulous. How fun to all be crafting together too. What fun you all had and I know your friends just loved it.
    Julie

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  3. Best garden party EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Every single thing is so perfect it made my eyeballs pop out of my head! WOW!!!!!

    Very very very well done, Jody.

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    1. Hi Michele, thank you so much!! I had lots of fun planning the garden party. It's always fun when you're with your friends!! Love💌

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  4. I cannot get over how beautiful that table is.

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    1. Thank you, Carol!! I have a great husband!💕

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  5. Great post!
    Such a lovely lunch garden party! Love it all.
    Hugs
    Nina

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  6. Jody this gorgeous and I love every detail. Dishes, table and the food. I would be in heaven at your home.
    Such a fun time had by all I sure.

    🍉🍆🍷🍇💖💖💖

    Cindy

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  7. Thank you so much, Cindy! Great hearing from you💜💜💜

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  8. What a lovely party! The lasagna sounds wonderful. I make the beet salad all the time....as a matter of fact it will be my dinner tonight. Love your table and all the décor.

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  9. Jody... it was so much fun... everything was perfect! Thank you, love you !
    XOXO

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    1. Mary, it was fun planning a birthday party for my dear friend. Love you lots!💖💖💖

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  10. Oh my what a beautiful table. Love everything here.
    Hugs from here

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  11. I just discovered your blog, and I think I'm going to like it here :-)

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  12. What a wonderful and fun birthday celebration. Your friend must have felt sooooooo special. The table is stunning. I watched Ina’s program today and she made those cosmo’s, it made me want to make them soon ( i’m Having friends over for cocktails week after next). It looked like you rimmed your glasses, was it sugar? The brandy you served, is it somewhat sweet? I got the impression you served it with dessert? If i’m Remembering right it was an Italian brandy? I love Italian wines. Loved your post, i’m A new follower.��

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  13. Hi Jody,

    Just to inform you that I 'loaned' one of your photos and published it with a link in my blogpost. I was searching rose petal potpourri photos via google and found your stunning photo. If that is not ok, I'll remove the photo. Here is the link:
    https://floral-passions.blogspot.com/2018/07/potpourri-out-of-rose-petals.html

    I am very happy for finding your beautiful blog. Started to read right away. Happy July!

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  14. so wonderful! loved every detail!

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  15. Oh how fun looking, wish I was there
    That table and food looks fabulous
    I know it was a wonderful day with the gals

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  16. Beautiful.
    You did a stunning job with the party, and I'm sure that it was very welcome and appreciated.

    Have a happy day.
    ~K.

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  17. Wow! That table is beautiful! I also love the bee cake. xoox Su

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  18. Wow, how I'd love to be a guest at one of your parties!!! That menu sounds amazing, and wow, that table!

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